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washington launches its drones in the skies over baghdad as western diplomats try to persuade kurds to remain part of iraq and fight the jihadists of isis. the truce is extended in eastern ukraine with both military defense fighters vying to ceasefire for the next three days. the us city of detroit close to a humanitarian crisis with the u.n. accusing local authorities there of human rights violations cutting off water supplies to the poor. nato secretary-general anders fogh rasmussen prepares to leave his post we report on the shady deals which
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allowed him to get that job in the first place. thanks once again for joining us my name is neil harvey and you're watching r.t. international. it has been confirmed that armed american drones are patrolling the airspace over the iraqi capital while the country finds an army of jihad ists advancing from the north a u.s. official said that the drones primary task is to defend american diplomats u.s. secretary of state john kerry is also asking the kurds to stand by you because of but they've already taken control of oil centers in the city of kurd cool and kurdish authorities are now planning a referendum on independence if you can for an awful upset the prospects for iraqi kurdistan in the ongoing conflict. less than two kilometers away
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a stronghold of the islamic state in iraq and syria fighters from isis or as they're called in arabic have taken over the neighboring village these kurdish soldiers known as the peshmerga are are the only defense that's keeping the insurgents from marching north. so this whole area. isis fighters with snipers the militant offensive sweeping across a rock is redrawing the country's borders but so too are the kurds as iraqi forces crumbled in the wake of that the harvest onslaught kurdish soldiers moved in to fill the void nearly doubling their territory in the process in just a matter of hours the kurds seized militarily what they failed to secure politically for decades the oil rich province of cure cook and its main city as part of the cost. of the fishmongers controlling the cocoa and that this figure and
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they could go in the other side there's no other groups but of course the peshmerga which three four years one of the most dangerous cities in iraq kill cook has become a refuge in kurdish hands hundreds of cars lined the road leading to the city as desperate iraqis flee for their lives. this city is home to a mix of arabs kurds chirk ben and christians all lay claim to this land a year ago i couldn't really walk around here without the help of an armed escort it was just too dangerous there are suicide bombings frequent clashes between rival groups but controlling here cool the kurds hope to prove that they can do a better job than the central government maybe say first so far but with neighbors like isis it's unclear for how long. it didn't take long that evening we
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witnessed care cooke's temporary or spike from violence shattered a suicide bomber tried to enter a market in a kurdish part of town at least six people killed dozens wounded the kurds may seem as the winners in this. and some of them are living the euphoria of getting more territory. but more tentative and more people means more problems if it wasn't planned. already divisions are emerging minority arab and turkmen residents are worried about their rights in the new kirkuk kurdish authorities promised a referendum but in a warning sign of what could be ahead these shiite turkmen are taking matters into their own hands. we don't trust any government or any group to protect us so we're taking all means to defend ourselves lucy caffein of kook iraq
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former pentagon analyst michael maloof says that the kurds are going to use the instability in iraq to snatch as much authority as they can. the kurds see a golden opportunity to basically declare their independence they've already announced that they're going to have a referendum they do have a choice they can either do that or. do what. kerry wants and work with the government in baghdad i think that by they listen politely to to secretary kerry i think they have their own interests in mind and unless something miraculous happens in the parliament without moloch you stand on board i think this split enough iraq is going to be inevitable the only thing that is working in anybody's favor is that isis has the has a military capability but the question is will they be able to govern all that territory they're taking over and already they're fighting from within some of the
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units and some of the other islamist groups and even x. about this that they that join them temporarily to take the territory over but now there's actually been gunfire and and opposition each will want their own little chunk in each little piece it's a mess. we are closely following events in iraq and we'll update you as the situation that develops you can also log on to our website. for more information including analysis and expert in. the shaky truce in eastern ukraine is being extended with both the army and government fighters promising to recognize it the cease fire which has been in place for a week now is part of attempts to bring peace to the region people direct zorse did from i'll tell you a attacks that have forced tens of thousands to flee. what. do you think you can do about it would. experience in your very my eyes in the bush
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do you today are you with the boys in a good day in the shade you know should put that given the notion that national pride he gives is going to get into another team can use them wish they hadn't said that i'm still the up to my all that i was ready to start was that it just would show that you would have always wanted to make you sick on usenet would you more here in which i suppose if i get to. marty's around culture of can report now on the expectations from the new cease fire. president develop what i shall call extended the ceasefire by another seventy two hours and this was confirmed by anti-government forces as well it doesn't but i shan't go added that the slightest violation of a cease fire this time around if people start building barricades then he will recall this truce now dialogue and countries consultations can see you between both
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sides as they're searching for an adequate compromise on all these efforts and initiatives are welcomed and supported by russia and the european union of fortunately the initial week long cease fire was broken several times by both sides of the conflict ukrainian military continues shelling the east of the country a mother and her twenty six year old son had been killed after shelling near slavyansk a missile hit a residential building where they were and killed them instantly there and government forces attacked the crane in military posts positions as well defense forces to control over a checkpoint controlled by the national guard and according to unverified information the crane in military later shelled that checkpoint killing twenty fighters of the national guard but once again this information is yet to be verified. construction workers encountered say to their basic rights of being
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breached by security guards at one of the biggest building sites in the country's capital the latest episode at a hotel complex so several people injured during the brule with the guards who built to say we're not letting them take the sheds will break now these are red pictures to come out to show the situation it goes in allegedly struck the workers with steel rugs in order to prevent them from leaving me to gaze at legion a filmmaker who was arrested by police for exposing the country's full would king king. i believe that this case is just a drop in the ocean because. the level of you know violence displayed in that video just shows the level of despair those workers are in it was initiated by the workers not being allowed to take proper lunch break bear in mind we are in the middle of ramadan ramadan obviously has for islamic workers and there are quite
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a few of them on the building sites. meaning and i think it's really right now as these things come up more and more you know with higher frequency i think it's time to really face a possible rerun of the vote for the world cup in qatar that's something that you know comes into reality with all human rights issues with all the corruption issues coming up on a daily basis right now i think this is what we're heading for possibly on international human rights organizations have condemned the dire conditions for construction workers encounter a number of times as the country prepares for the world cup in twenty twenty two according to reports more than one worker is dying each day in the attempt to build stadiums and the structure many don't get paid for months but are forced to stay as their documents are taken away by the companies that please. stay with us still to come after the break here on r.t.
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divides and rule the french government pushing for a regional shake up but while some are unhappy with the immediate effects is there also the threat of the nation actually split into. plus death row prisoners in oklahoma city the states in order to stop lethal injections but the authorities are reluctant to put the controversial executions on hold. activists are demanding that the u.n. step in to help thousands of people. left without water however those suffering are not in a remote african or asian village but in fact in the bankrupt us city of detroit authorities there are cutting water supplies to thousands of households saying that they're protecting the city's budget from unpaid bills un experts have called the actions a violation of human rights and close inspection reveals it's not just the hard up not paying their bills some corporations are tens of millions of dollars in the red
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as well but there's a little pressure being put on then on these megan lopez as the details. it is one of the most essential elements of life. americans enjoy some of the cleanest and most abundant water in the world but what happens when the pipes are turned off and the tap runs dry how am i supposed to wash my child heilman i supposed to shower must fill in the largest american city to ever file for bankruptcy residents are falling behind on their water bills now facing five billion dollars in bad debt the water department is taking drastic measures to plug holes and that means cutting water this is one of those houses that has had its water shut off and you can tell that because the detroit water and sewer department went ahead and painted on the porch that water cut time now they've been doing this more and more frequently to abandoned houses and they are they say going after
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abandoned houses first in order to kind of avoid it wasting water for houses that people simply don't live in however more often these days the houses facing shut off have residents living inside this is the detroit water brigade headquarters groups like the way fun in the detroit water brigade are working with residents to get them the water they need in the short term and the funding in the long term to sustain themselves we have donations the water that people have say we also have water filtration devices as well as aqua tablets so that people could you know access to clean drinking water these groups are now calling for help from the federal government and even the united nations to address what they describe as a humanitarian crisis nikita rally is one detroit resident who is afraid of the consequences of missing even a single payment if you tell someone i don't have water in my home that's the first strike you can get your children removed or you go to the war department if they
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help get my children back they don't care don't just think it's me and she isn't alone no you're shutting out all the water all the most vulnerable for. first it was now raises a human rights question it raises a moral question what if people do was to water scuttle out of the take their medicine if you see the shot of they make the formula for the baby so however the water department argues we have the the burden of being heavy to be realistic a lot of folks the activists for example don't have the power they have what they feel are simple solutions. which really don't really hold water if anybody can come up with a way that we can make the detroit drink water is good as it is right now for pennies on the dollar was going to listen unfortunately this is not the case leaving some residents salivating for a solution to this water crisis and others just plain thirsty reporting in detroit michigan meghan lopez r t on the miracle in untimed an international water campaign for the blue planet project told those that unemployment and poverty are what's
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food fueling the crisis there are thousands of residents who have been cut who've been cut off from their water and sewerage services since march and what that means is that people basically don't have access to water in their homes and we're talking about a city where forty percent of the people are living below the poverty line so many of these people cannot afford to be there to pay the bills and it is a violation of the human rights water and sanitation when people are being forced to pay a very high rates for their water and sanitation services and when they're not able to meet those those demands they are being cut off or the story of the plight of thousands of detroit residents is also the focus of abby martin is breaking the set which is coming up for you a little later today. i
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do stay with us plenty more news on the way i'll be back after a very short break. i cannot expect to force. her. to. slip. up it's not like an artist's. walk but if the public signings.
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told her my language at all but i will only react to situations i have read the reports so i'm likely to put the no i will leave them to the state department to comment on your part of the monthly save lives or k.l. a car is on the docket no god. no job no more weasel words when you made a direct question be prepared for a change when you run should be ready for a. critical stage and little down the freedom to cost. obama pushes congress for half a billion to train or to quit the fragmenting syrian opposition to the u.s. military had to play with american weapons ukraine signs up to a controversial e.u. free trade deal along with georgia and moldova and a treed agreement in still year to finish
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a multi-billion dollar air force is blamed on an engineering. model the media turns a blind eye to you jet on r.t. . to r.t. international next nato chief anders fogh rasmussen will soon leave his post and that's just as questions are raised over how exactly he got his job back in two thousand and nine will lead documents posted on wiki leaks suggest that denmark agreed to start proceedings to close an international kurdish channel that have been broadcasting from copenhagen that took place in two thousand and nine at the time when rasmussen was prime minister of the country in exchange turkey reportedly promised to back him for the position of nato secretary general so why was turkey so worried about these broadcasts well ankara claims that rose t.v. was a mouthpiece for the kurdistan workers party which fights for the rights of the kurdish
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minority and is considered a terrorist organization in turkey and the west the channel started broadcasting in two thousand and four in two thousand and ten it was officially accused in denmark of promoting terrorist activities and earlier this year the channels license was finally revoked we spoke to the lawyer. we have a special independent committee or terribly should be denmark which would issue the certificate to the turks the turkish government had at three different occasions complained to this committee and each time they concluded that the coverage of the fights the clashes the conflict between the p.k. k. the kurdish guerrillas and the turkish security forces was just like the coverage you would fired at the big day the stews television stations so we thought that
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also the courts. would respect the freedom of expression the freedom of press the freedom of information but it did occur we asked nato to comment on the leaks about the deal to appoint rasmussen we got no and instead their press office referred us to the danish judicial authority saying that course they're all fully independent however they are now on quest questions that plane. there were some conflicts of political character between denmark and turkey joe di the states intervened because a like very broad stroke of the danish prime minister to become the six attorney general and therefore they felt comfy with him as the secretary general there was a big pressure from us towards the danged authorities to think. of a creative bad guy how to a diet and how to prove that ross television was promoting
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a terrorist but had in the end they died but what there was there within hours after that indictment it was announced that there wasn't renewed between the turkish government and the other day two countries to decide the previous stage privatised as a second surgery. we do have plenty more stories on our website so let's take a look at what we're covering for you on line german offered these killjoys for football fans threatening to punish loud cheering and advising against any face painting we will explain online. in vision section of our website got some breathtaking pitches waiting for you clearing this human tower in spain that's made up of more than one hundred. next death row inmates in oklahoma are protesting against the use of lethal injections to execute them they say it's akin to experimenting on humans the lawsuit filed
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against the state follows the bungled execution of oklahoma in make clayton lockett in april and he died of a heart attack some forty minutes after actually being injected doctors had burst a vein in his body while at ministering a controversial cocktail of drugs there was a similar incident back in january in ohio where an inmate was reportedly convulsing for around twenty five minutes in both those cases concerns were raised that the doctors used previously untested drugs even though the investigation into both cases continues prison or three to or both of these are going ahead nonetheless with the method. three executions in fact have been carried out in june so far they are the first to taken place since april in total three thousand prisoners await the death penalty in u.s. jails and human rights advocates are concerned that the authorities are unwilling to take heed of past failures. every time one more state changes
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a protocol or changes the lethal drug cocktail in a sense we have the potential for human experimentation to be trying something on a human being that's never been tried before and that's being repeated in state after state here in the united states oklahoma has not done another execution yet now we've set some dates out several months into the future and that's exactly why these inmates of sued what they're basically saying is that we're not ready to do more executions on the other hand the status saying it thinks we will be ready within a couple of months and of course without the full findings there on what went wrong in clayton markets execution i think it's very hard for the state's argument to be taken seriously that we're ready to actually start more executions when we don't fully know what happened. as good a will that day now. starting with israeli fighter jets which of those as strikes in the gaza strip leaving two palestinians dead and critically wounding another the
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men allegedly belong to the popular resistance committee that's an armed group used to following the rockets into israeli territory it came as israeli troops continue a large scale search for three missing teenage boys believed to have been abducted by hamas. you know the mexican government has apologized for a shooting on u.s. territory and military helicopter accidentally opened fire on u.s. border guards during a search for drug smugglers it was just north of the frontier in arizona nobody was injured in the incident. and this way the capitol and several other cities have been hit by a temporary power blackout the incident disrupted subway service isn't caused traffic chaos the blackout was caused by an outage at a power station in central venezuela which forced other generators offline in march of this year similar problems in the country's power grid of caracas without power for twelve hours.
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in a bid to ease the bureaucratic burden save money the french government is redrawing it in a borders in order to reduce the number of regions the plans would be met with anger with richard regions unwilling to pay for their poor neighbors as artie's marina costs of a reports now the e.u. might have his own vested interests to. this is what it could look like it's once it's become fourteen eliminating bureaucracy and supposedly saving france fifteen billion euros this is francois lawn's regional shake up plan for two thousand and fifteen or a copy of the decentralized functional model of germany according to moving the time if this reform gets the green light in the region of what we are now. the problem is that considered relatively rich its neighbor is a mining and steel region in the pipeline and people here don't want to end up paying for it so. they're talking about hypothetical economic advantages it's
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a booby trap the real goal of those who pull the strings is that this integration of nation states the e.u. would deal directly with the regions. that are facing a dictatorship to impose a model which we're friends would be to integrate a regionalized europe with the your atlantic bloc and a food hole which the world governance. appear large claims these documents dated back to nine hundred ninety seven by the association of european border regions as well as the two thousand and seen map of regionalized in europe by the assembly of european regions is proof that the union has long been planning to regionalize the countries to gain more control. it will be part of something that does not even have a name for now and now there is a growing number of french politicians who are also speaking out against this regional shake up saying that sports and the country's identity at risk and opening
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the door to something which could not only reshape france but make it disappear marina cossar of our reporting from france for artsy. they stay with us for a look at some of the world's most cutting edge technology coming up in just a few moments. the federal migration service of russia has recently received more than five thousand requests for political asylum from ukrainian citizens these requests come from refugees who are fleeing the conflict in the eastern part of ukraine in fact i personally know people who are from the ukraine who are now essentially trapped in russia because their native regions are at war with the kiev government there is a classic mainstream media talking point about russian aggression and russian imperialism which gets repeated constantly in fact so often that is not even
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a question but if you stop to think about it if you were trapped in a region at war and you were going to escape odd foot where would you go into the heart of the aggressors imperialists no you go in the direct opposite direction interestingly enough in both this conflict and the two thousand and eight war in georgia the overwhelming majority of refugees flee towards russia excluding some sort of bizarre stockholm syndrome it seems that for people in break we republics in ukraine and georgia russia is a safe haven they often say that people vote with their feet and in the case of the most recent wars in european history it is clear whose feet are voting for whom and no mainstream media talking points can deny that but that's just my opinion. i don't think the united states for ousting in a co is neither did russia i think fine for taking control of our crimea and get it we have a major crisis on our hands. do you think that is likely to be rezoned in some sort
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of constructive way now because. this is the last change in borders that happens this way that i'm not saying will be forgotten that. you know people can make themselves new realities if it turns out though the system first step in the this is going to go on indefinitely. and threaten the very existence between the state and we're kind of in a different game. alone well can set goals you know dates is the end of all it's all but not supposing in moscow but look at the.

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